Project Profile: Emergency WASH Response in Africa

Project Profile: Emergency WASH Response in Africa

WASH Response Helps Stabilize Regions in Africa

Emergency WASH Response in Africa with the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance | 2014–2019


In times of crisis, whether natural or conflict-induced, affected communities are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne diseases, such as diarrhea and cholera, caused by a lack of safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene.

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), which responds to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, invested more than $103 million in FY 2016 for WASH programs aimed at helping vulnerable populations in 23 countries worldwide, the majority of which are in Africa.

This project profile appears in the USAID Global Water and Development Report.